||Scenic Rivers Study Report No. 9. Report of Attitudes and Opinions in Recreationists Towards Wild and Scenic Rivers: A Case Study of the St. Joe River.
Christopherse, Kjell ;
||Idaho Univ., Moscow. Water Resources Research Inst.
||DI-14-31-001-3718; OWRR-C-3342-IDA; 01102,; C-3342(3)
( Water resources ;
( Saint Joe River ;
Public opinion) ;
( Attitude surveys ;
River basin development) ;
Statistical data ;
Scenic rivers ;
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Information was obtained from recreationists interviewed along the St. Joe River, regarding their attitudes and opinions of the proposed inclusion of the river in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Results of the survey revealed that large majorities of both resident and non-resident respondents were strongly or mildly in favor of including the entire river in the Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Their inclusion preferences were largely consistent with responses indicating a general desire to leave the area essentially as it is with little or no further development. The majority of resident and non-resident recreationists indicated a willingness to pay entrance fees if the inclusion of the river in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System necessitated the imposition of user charges. (Modified author abstract)